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thermography

 [ther-mog´rah-fe]
a technique wherein an infrared camera photographically portrays the body's surface temperature, based on self-emanating infrared radiations; used as a diagnostic aid in the detection of breast tumors and the assessment of rheumatic joints; also used in the study of pain. adj., thermograph´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ther·mog·ra·phy

(ther-mog'ră-fē),
The technique for making a thermogram.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

thermography

(thər-mŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. thermogra·phies
1. A process for producing raised lettering, as on stationery or calling cards, by application of a powder that is fused by heat to the fresh ink.
2. A technique in which an infrared camera is used to measure temperature variations on the surface of a structure or body part, used diagnostically to produce images that reveal sites of abnormal tissue growth.

ther′mo·graph′ic (-mə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
ther′mo·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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thermography

Imaging An abandoned method for diagnosing breast CA based on an ↑ warmth of skin overlying malignancy; heat is a relatively nonspecific finding that also occurs in mastitis; the technique was abandoned due to the unacceptably high rates of false positivity and false negativity; it has no role in breast CA diagnostics. Cf Mammography, Xeroradiography.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ther·mog·ra·phy

(thĕr-mog'ră-fē)
The technique for making a thermogram.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

thermography

A scanning technique in which temperature differences on the surface of the skin are represented as an image or as colour differences. Thermography readily demonstrates areas of inflammation and variations in blood supply, but has not proved particularly useful as an aid to diagnosis.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ther·mog·ra·phy

(thĕr-mog'ră-fē)
The technique for making a thermogram.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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